Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the Agriculture Sector

According to the World Bank, only 6 percent of the Mozambique workforce reaches the level of vocational or tertiary education. This causes a large employment recruitment gap for the agriculture sector, which drives many firms to bring in foreign labor. To address a critical need for locally trained staff, the TVET project establishes a vocational training institute at the Instituto Superior Politecnica de Manica (ISPM) facilities in Manica province, Mozambique, which will provide technical, vocational and professional training to the agricultural sector – primarily agribusinesses in Manica province, but also to other stakeholders throughout the country such as staff from NGOs, government and other public sector organizations. The curricula for these courses is designed and delivered with private sector partners, such as John Deere/Lonagro (tractor operator courses) and Yara Fertilizers (crop nutrition courses), in addition to a range of other technical courses such as basic mechanical skills, irrigation systems, pump maintenance, Climate Smart Agriculture, pest management (e.g. the Fall Army Worm) and others. TVET has two main objectives: 1. Increase the practical and technical capacities of the agricultural workforce through the completion of vocational training courses 2. The establishment of a Model Farm, to serve as an educational/demonstrational tool for the training center, as well as an additional source of income

Activities

TVET has two main objectives: 1. Increase the practical and technical capacities of the agricultural workforce through the completion of vocational training courses 2. The establishment of a Model Farm, to serve as an educational/demonstrational tool for the training center, as well as an additional source of income

Locations

  • Mozambique>Manica

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity Strengthening for CSOs (general)

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